to be a dog
to be a dog
A Note
 Life is the only way
to get covered in leaves,
catch your breath on the sand,
rise on wings;
to be a dog,
or stroke its warm fur;to tell pain
from everything it’s not;to squeeze inside events,
dawdle in views,
to seek the least of all possible mistakes.An extraordinary chance
to remember for a moment
a conversation held
with the lamp switched off;and if only once
to stumble upon a stone,
end up soaked in one downpour or another,mislay your keys in the grass;
and to follow a spark on the wind with your eyes;
and to keep on not knowing
something important.~ Wislawa Szymborska ~
(Monologue of a Dog, translated by S. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh)
forget something important
mislay your keys in the grass-keep not knowing something important
Poetry may be written in black and white but it adds color and texture to our life.
What add texture to your life?
For me it’s laying in the grass, dogs and chickens.
Cee’s Black and White Challenge texture (of life)
I’m proud to say my last week’s Finding My Way to Monterey was a Featured Blog on Cee’s  Which Way Challenge


I believe this post is worthy of Becca’s Nurturing Thursday which I have been neglecting lately. go see her too.

16 thoughts

  1. B&W pictures bring back memories of “the olden days”. lol
    Always enjoy them. The dog in the first picture reminds me of the dog that was in most of the “Little Rascals” episodes. Always loved them. (Actually I have all of them on tape) Sounds like me doesn’t it. Hope you got my email the other day.



  2. We often wonder what our adopted dog is thinking, Carol ~ her expressions and seemingly random actions make us laugh every day. She also reminds me not to take life so seriouslly, to just get out there, with her by my side, and enjoy! Great Nurturing post ~ my contributions have been a bit sketchy of late, too. 🙂


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